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Volume 6, Number 10 | April 17, 2014

Ditch Day

Across the United States, April 15 is Tax Day but in Carbondale it’s also Ditch Day, the day during which the head-gates of the Carbondale and Weaver ditches are opened, so the town can use the water for lawns and gardens. Ditch rider Gavin Metcalf (shown here) started his day by opening the head gate for the Carbondale Ditch near Prince Creek. Before he opened the gate he put this headboard into place, which helps divert river water into the ditch. Among other requests, Metcalf asks residents not to dump leaves and yard waste into the ditches. Photo by Jane Bachrach

Environmental board’s roots date back 30 years, still growing By Sue Gray Sopris Sun Correspondent In recent years, Carbondale has developed a reputation for being an environmentally friendly place, but 30 years ago the Town lacked any sort of environmental regulations. Taking matters into their own hands, a group of citizens calling themselves “Down Valley Trash� started working on a recycling program. The group, which in-

cluded Steve Standiford and Jeff Dickinson, eventually formed an informal “environmental boardâ€? to deal with broader issues. In 1995, the environmental board began expressing concerns about the use of herbicides to control weeds in town parks and playing ďŹ elds. Pesticides (bug killers) and herbicides (weed killers) were linked to cancer in lab animals, but it was the possible effects on children whose systems are more

sensitive to toxins, that was most alarming. As children play on the grass in parks, at school and at home, the chemicals stick to their clothes and skin, and could lead to health problems later on. With John “Doc� Philip (aka Doc Dandelion) in the lead, several petitions were circulated asking the Town of Carbondale (T.O.C.) to suspend the use of herbicides on its parks and playgrounds. When the Board

of Trustees (B.O.T.) received the petitions with over 100 signatures, they asked for some research into alternate methods of weed control. The environmental board agreed to take on the task. Environmental awareness continued growing in the Carbondale community and among its Town representatives. The T.O.C. Comprehensive Plan Update of ENVIRONMENTAL BOARD page 17

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Why Kennedy is running Dear Editor: I am running for re-election to the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection (CRFPD) Board of Directors. I was a volunteer firefighter/EMT for 25 years (retired) and have been on the CRFPD Board for 20 years. In that time, we have accomplished a number of projects that make this district safer for the residents, including construction of Station 4 (Westbank), Station 5 (Missouri Heights), the Station 2 (Redstone) remodel, added residences to Station 4, upgraded the Station 1 operations building and added residences for first responders and a maintenance facility, constructed the headquarters/training building, continually upgraded ambulances and fire vehicles, started prevention programs in schools, AED and CPR programs, increased training for volunteers/staff, upgraded to a paramedic level ambulance service and lowered the ISO rating from a 7-9 to a 5-5,  saving taxpayers millions of dollars in insurance premiums, just to name a few. We have maintained a mostly volunteer department to save money. All of these were accomplished with voter support. Every election has passed over the last 20 years with the exception of November 2013 and we heard the taxpayers loud and clear. They wanted less fire taxes then we asked for and wanted a sunset provision. We have started a Citizen Advisory Committee that will meet and educate themselves on our operation and make recommendations to us for the future. We look forward to their input. Revenues have dropped by over 40 percent in the past several years. We have been working to maintain the paramedic level EMS service and the 5-5 ISO rating for the district. We do not believe that the citizens of the district want to step backwards in services. In a comparison of area fire districts, the CRFPD budget, salaries and expenditures are basically in the middle of the pack. You don’t hear complaints about CRFPD services. We are one of the most well respected small fire districts in the state! For $295/year on a $500,000 home, you get the best EMS and fire services possible and that is what it is all about. The CRFPD exists for your health and safety. If you have questions, feel free to ask. I would appreciate your vote of confidence. Mike Kennedy Carbondale

Why Chain is running Dear Editor: My name is Mark Chain and I have served on the board of the Carbondale Fire District since 2006. I am running again for re-election this May. Many of you may know me from my time as working for the towns of Carbondale and Basalt from 1983-2004 or in more recent

years as a land use consultant. My philosophy as a board member has been to try to implement the 2004-2014 master plan, listen to citizen input, provide adequate fire protection, maintain our ISO insurance rating (reflected in lower home insurance costs) and continue to have ambulance service provided by a qualified paramedic on all calls. From 2006 through 2008 the district completed construction of facilities and upgraded the ambulance service, including increased hiring/training paramedics to upgrade the ambulance service. The last few years the board of directors has been responding to the recession that hit the Valley in mid-2008. The underlying issue has been how to continue to provide adequate ambulance services given existing revenues. I have been asked why don’t we just reduce the levels of service (staff, number of ambulances, etc.). The answer is that the number of calls did not significantly decline – so demand is still high. A second answer is that the population here is aging rapidly and with the expansion of Valley View Hospital, senior residents continue to live here rather than move away. One of the board’s strategies in dealing with the demands of our ambulance service (which is 80 percent or more of our calls) was to go for a mil levy increase this past November. For a number of reasons this failed. The board has since appointed the Citizens Advisory Task Force to look at our operations, budget and levels of service, transparency and public communications. Their recommendations are coming to us in July. A fresh set of eyes will be useful. I backed the creation of this task force because every 10 years an organization needs a new master plan, strategic plan or other process to update and analyze its operations and current/future challenges. I am still committed to the paramedic level of ambulance service. My family has used it and it changed my life. My belief is that the citizens of the district want this service to continue and the question is how to make it efficient and fund it. I will continue to work to provide this service. I hope you will support me and provide your vote. You can call me at 309-3655 to discuss. Thanks. Mark Chain Carbondale

What a valley Dear Editor: I would like to extend a hearty thank you and big hugs to the Roaring Fork Valley. I have been on, shall we say, an adventure the past three months. It has gone from full paralysis to walking again (a little wobbly, but walking). I couldn’t have made such a quick recov-

ery without the thoughts and prayers from up and down the valley. Susie, my children (Peter, Michael, Meg), Molly, Aaron, Alana, Paula, Ed, and all others who helped, sent cards, and gave the kindness for which our valley is famous. Thanks again to all, especially the “65” crew. See you on the bike paths soon! Bob Olenick and family

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Have your BD in C’dale Dear Editor: I had the best birthday ever from all my friends in Carbondale. My family was out of town – no BD party. No problem – all my Carbondale friends cheered me on. My super friends at City Market wished me “happy birthday” over the intercom two times when I was picking up the morning papers. And then I went to Heidi’s to pick up mom’s morning coffee. The staff at Heidi’s handed me a FREE breakfast burrito. Wow! All of my friends at the co-op shared chocolate cake plus gifts. My best friend David Clark came by with a White House pizza – my favorite — and said that he had a present in the car. Surprise! A new computer. My old one was sick so now I can write to all my friends and even send pictures. Then Carbondale Car Care put air in the bike tires. Thanks, guys!!! I’ll be running in the Special Olympics Torch Run with my police pals on May 3. They are great guys and girls. I wish everyone to have a birthday like mine. David Hayes Carbondale

Sun keeps rising Dear Editor: The Sopris Sun’s rising out of the dust from the aftermath of the Valley Journal was a great achievement. The fortitude, commitment and flexibility that you (the Sun staff and board) all have demonstrated to keep this local, all important source of community information, together has been a major accomplishment in it’s self. Thank you. You are a major part of the glue that bonds us together, as a community, to be able to sustain in a world that is changing fast. We are grateful most recently for your mustering up to cover the need of basic life support for our citizens. Bringing John Colson on to create awareness of the the fire district’s plight is as important as it gets in our homes, schools work places, and the world today. My appreciation for your efforts have reach new heights. Jeff Wadley Carbondale LETTERS page 9

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Applicants put new twists on old library uses Formal discussion slated for May By John Colson Sopris Sun correspondent An arts center, a chamber of commerce, a startlingly non-traditional cafe and gathering spot, and a boarding house or hostel — those are the four options being proposed for the still-vacant former home of the old Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale. All four were presented to the town’s board of trustees at a work session on Tuesday, and all four will be the subject of a future, formal town board meeting, probably on May 13, said Town Manager Jay Harrington. The town-owned library building, located at S. Fourth Street and Garfield Avenue, has stood empty since the local branch of the Garfield County Library system moved to a new library building a couple of blocks south of the old one, at Third Street and Sopris Avenue. A plan hatched last year to use the old library building to house the artworks of nationally known sculptor James Surls, who lives just outside Carbondale, was abandoned in January after its proponents were told by potential financial backers that the library site was not appropriate. A new local site for the James Surls Center for the Visual Arts, which proponents pledged to find if they could, has not yet been determined, according to local architect John Baker, who was working on the Surls Center proposal. But a possible site has turned up just

north of Town Hall, and an offer was made to buy the property but not yet accepted, Baker told The Sopris Sun on Wednesday. In the meantime, four separate proposals for use of the old library space came from: • The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) in partnership with the Dance Initiative (DI) nonprofit umbrella organization, proposing to use the space as a combined dance facility and arts center; • The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, proposing to relocate its offices to the old library building, from its current location at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.; • Local entrepreneurs A.J Hobbs and Trevor Howard, proposing to partially occupy the building with a “cafe and community events gathering space” based on a “radical” and nontraditional business model, according to the proposal’s application. Hobbs, who is a newly elected town trustee, recused himself from the discussion at Tuesday’s meeting. • And a low-cost, publicly owned hostel, possibly to be affiliated with the Hostel International USA organization, proposed by local resident Jim Breasted.

The pitches Over the course of more than three hours, the proponents of the different possible users of the building put their respective cases before the trustees, with the understanding that no decision would be made that night because the meeting was

an informal work session. The arts center idea, championed by CCAH Director Amy Kimberly, DI board member Dana Ganssle Ellis and DI Director Peter Gilbert, would involve the use of the old library space as an art gallery for CCAH, and dance rehearsal rooms with a “sprung” dance floor for use by DI-supported dancers and others. Kimberly pledged that CCAH would keep its existing quarters at the Third Street Center for certain functions, in partnership

“We have turned our books around.” Andrea Stewart Director, Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

with another, unnamed co-tenant for the space. But she maintained that having the CCAH gallery space and a gift shop at the new library would help add to the “vitality” of the town core, place CCAH in a more visible downtown location, and provide sales-tax revenues to the town. Gilbert rattled off a half-dozen names of local dance organizations supported by DI, and announced that he hoped ultimately to create “a formal performing arts academy here in Carbondale.” But for now, Gilbert said, the old library building would serve as a kind of incubator space for budding dance talent, who could

then go on to perform in such larger venues as the Thunder River Theater or other public locations. Carbondale Chamber Director Andrea Stewart, along with chamber board member Frank Zlogar (who also serves on The Sopris Sun’s board) told the trustees that the idea to relocate to the old library space is supported by the chamber’s 440 members. The new location, Stewart said, is a way to increase the chamber’s visibility and accessibility to the general public, pledging that as part of the changes made possible by the new location the chamber is planning to place an interactive kiosk outside where visitors can check on local activities, book dinner reservations or otherwise get information about the town. In response to a question from Mayor Stacey Bernot, Stewart said a decision two years ago to downsize the staff and move the chamber from its previous location at the north end of town, to the Third Street Center, was largely a response to declining membership and revenues during the Great Recession. “We have turned our books around,” she said, and are looking for a larger, more permanent location near the center of town. For his presentation, Trever Brown, cofounder of an entity named Smink (a blend of Smile and Think), proposed creation of The Other Space Cafe, which he termed a “pay-it-forward community cafe” where customers would pay only as much as they could, or want to, in a bid to reduce what Brown termed “food insecurity” among locals scratching to make ends meet. LIBRARY PROPOSALS page 5 Colorado Rocky Mountain School students, parents, staffers and alumni formed a 75-yardlong “book-it brigade” to move fiction books from the Barn to the new library/learning center during 60th anniversary activities on April 12. An estimated 100-200 people shuttled individual books hand-tohand in a task that took 10-15 minutes. The brigade was slowed when some bookers were more interested in perusing the tomes than passing them on. From left to right are seniors Talia, Veronica, Molly and Libby. For another look at Saturday’s action at CRMS, please turn to page 8. Photo by Lynn Burton

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Town Briefs

Recreation department announces new summer programs Sopris Sun Staff Report

The Parks & Recreation Commission is recommending that Bull Pasture Park be renamed Nuche Park, in honor of Ute Indians who lived in the Roaring Fork and Crystal River valleys. The Board of Trustees is expected to act on the recommendation at its meeting on May 13 or May 27. The park is located south of Roaring Fork High School on Highway 133. Photo by Lynn Burton spring and coaches need every green spot available.” • The Parks & Recreation Commission has requested staff to develop and incorporate for review any new suggested park rules and regulations needed that are not included within the town municipal code, such as prohibiting hitting golf balls in town parks. • The Parks & Recreation Commission discussed a citizen inquiry on organizing a summer Carbondale swap




The Carbondale Recreation Department has announced new summer programs that include: • A series of adult climbing classes (beginner, intermediate and advanced). The advanced class, led by new employee Tyler Vaughan, will focus on skills needed to climb outside and culminate with a full day field trip to Independence Pass or Rifle. • Series of mini-triathlons for youth and teens. • Swimming pool birthday party packages and canopy rental options. • A co-ed four-person sand volleyball league. • A pickleball doubles tournament. In other paraphrased news from town manager Jay Harrington’s week report of April 7-11: • Crews from utilities and public works excavated Fourth Street Plaza looking for the water leak. The water main was buried at a shallow depth and the backhoe operator accidently broke a water service line valve off the water main. “It turned into a good training exercise for water system emergency repairs,” the report states. Workers also found the remnants of an old wood-stave water main from the 1890s or so.  • The road grader has been maintaining alleys in town. The extended freeze/thaw cycles created some significant potholes. “We have one road grader so this is going to take some time.” • Spring Cleanup Day is April 19 at the parking lot east of town hall. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Household hazardous waste will not be accepted. • The Public Works Department received its first parks and athletic field mowing request of the season. “It appears that we will have a large number of sports participants this

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meet. The parking lot across from town hall was suggested as a potential site. • LiveWell Garfield County and Health Links Colorado is hosting a free four-hour training seminar at town hall on April 18. • The request for proposals (RFP) was released to seek a contractor to design and construct a new mountain bike TOWN BRIEFS page 5

Library proposals om page 3 Brown, who lives in Basalt, said the idea for this kind of non-traditional cafe, and the community gathering place it represents, has been tried in 30 other locations around the country. He specifically named the One World Cafe in Evergreen, the SAME (meaning So All May Eat) Cafe in Denver, and the Soul Kitchen, a charity restaurant owned by rock star Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation in New Jersey, as inspirational efforts in other parts of the country. Newly elected trustee Katrina Byars told Brown, “I think this is a really cool concept,” but she also cautioned him that the town is “still operating in the [traditional] dimension of things,” indicating that the SMINK proposal may fall a little outside the norm even for Carbondale. In the final presentation of the meeting, Breasted proposed converting the old library into a two-story structure with bunks and other sleeping arrangements that would offer an option to travelers put off by high-priced hotel rooms that are typical of most Roaring Fork Valley accommodations. “It’s a very expensive place to come and visit,” Breasted told the trustees, recounting times in his youth when he traveled around the country and the world by staying at youth hostels. Pointing to a map depicting Hostel International USA locations around the country, Breasted said, “There’s nothing in the Rocky Mountains at all. I think that’s a part of the market I would love to see Carbondale address.” In response to concerns that may arise among the local commercial hotel community, he said, “This would be at the low end. I don’t see it competing with anybody.” He asked the trustees, if they approved his proposal, to give him six months to begin working out the details of raising money to renovate the old library structure and put the business together.


Town Briefs om page 4 skills park planned for the North Face Park site. • The Recreation Department’s summer program will be mailed out by April 24 and inserted into the April 17 Sopris Sun. Program information and registration forms are available at • Candy Siderious of Mountain States Employers Council met with department heads to review the draft salary survey. It is tentatively scheduled for trustees’ review at a May work session. • A public hearing is scheduled for April 22 to consider an amendment to the subdivision plat for Block JJ in River Valley Ranch. • The town expects Clarion to submit an annotated outline for the Unified Development Code the week of April 14-18. Once received, the outline will be distributed to boards and commissions, posted online and be available to the public at town hall. • Police Chief Gene Schilling has been asked to give the commencement address to the Colorado Mountain College Law Enforcement Academy graduating class on May 2. • School Resource Officer Michael Zimmerman gave two safety presentations to students at Headstart on Euclid Avenue. • In response to recent violence in schools throughout the country over the last several months, dayshift police officers will now do walk-throughs at schools during their patrol shift as time allows. • A male suspect was arrested for the copper theft that occurred last Friday, April 4, at 319 Main Street. Police also report a business was burglarized in the Third Street Center; a burglary was reported in the 400 block of Main Street between April 9-10 and there are no suspects; on April 9, police responded to a welfare check at a RFTA park-and-ride lot and found a “highly intoxicated” female suspect who became belligerent and attacked officers (she was arrested and taken to Garfield County Jail); police handled 191 calls for service during the week. 

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. Special Guest Discussion with Katie Lee, Matt Stoecker, Mikal Jakubal, Beda Calhoun, Ben Knight, and Travis Rummel.



Holy Week and Easter Services at

Carbondale Community United Methodist Church

April 17, 6:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday lamb stew and worship service @ Basalt Community UMC 0167 Holland Hills Road (please bring a dessert)

April 18, 7 p.m.

Good Friday worship at CCUMC – Message based on the journal of Egeria, 4th century pilgrim to Jerusalem

Easter Sunday, April 20

8 a.m. • Easter sunrise service

– on the lawn behind the church building

9 a.m. • Pancake Breakfast – in fellowship hall 10:30 a.m. • Easter service with special music After worship • Easter egg hunt for children – on church grounds

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5Point announces program The seventh annual 5Point Film Festival, slated for April 2427 at the Carbondale Recreation Center, has announced its lineup and programs on its website. You can access the info at: • Special guests: • Films: • Full program: • Get involved:

Lipp advances to regionals Sopris Crossfit co-owner Jon Lipp has qualified for the Crossfit Games Southwest Regional competition (Open Men’s Division) in Salt Lake City, according to a press release. He is ranked 14th out of more than 5,000 competitors in the 18-39 year-old division. The regionals take place on May 30 through June 1. The finals take place in July and will be covered by ESPN. Speaking of which, Lipp made the cover of the March 27 Sopris Sun.

Hawkins’s last show Crystal River Elementary School presents its annual art show at the school from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 24. After teaching art at the RE-1 school district for 35 years, this will be Julie Hawkins’s final show so drop by and say hi.

On a similar note Gayle Mortell, who got her non-profit art start at CCAH a long time ago, will be feted at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts during her retirement party at 6 p.m. on April 25. Her art collection will also be on display through June 7. For details, go to

JAS inks Ritchie The current Jazz Aspen Snowmass newsletter profiles Roaring Fork High School senior Zack Ritchie, who has played drums in numerous JAS concerts and other venues for the past few years. Ritchie says he started playing drums in

sixth grade when he joined the Carbondale Middle School band. “I wanted to play bass or drums … I thought the drums looked cooler so I went with that.” Today, he can also play bass and guitar. What’s his favorite song to play? “When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin.

New titles at the library April’s new titles at the Carbondale Library include: • “Death Come Quickly” by Susan Wittig Albert • “Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well” by Nancy Atherton • “The Target” by David Baldacci • “Destroyer Angel” by Nevada Barr • “Warriors” by Ted Bell • “Chestnut Street” by Maeve Binchy • “Transhuman” by Ben Bova • “Cavendon” by Barbara Bradford • “Peacemaker” by CJ Cherry • “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Mary Higgins Clark • “Saucer” by Stephen Coonts • “Worst. Person. Ever.” By Douglas Coupland • “The Other Story” by Tatiana De Rosnay • “A Wanted Woman” by Eric Jerome Dickey • “Frog Music” by Emma Donoghue • “The Cold Nowhere” by Brian Freeman • “Waiting for Wednesday” by Nicci French • “And the Dark Sacred Night” by Julia Glass • “Natchez Burning” by Greg Iles • “Live to See Tomorrow” by Iris Johansen • “American Romantic” by Ward S. Just • “By Its Cover” by Donna Leon • “The Last Bride” by Beverly Lewis • “Night Diver” by Elizabeth Lowell • “Northanger Abbey” by Val McDermid • “A Family Affair” by Fern Michaels • “The Serpent of Venice” by Christopher Moore • “High Crime Area” by Joyce Carol Oates • “A Sensible Arrangement” by Tracie Peterson


The Carbondale Board of Trustees recognized its Students of the Month on April 8 and they are (left right): Lars Skoric and Brenna Lavelle. Not shown are Lucy Ingram and Marco Ramos. Photo by Lynn Burton • • • • • • • • •

“Otherwise Engaged” by Amanda Quick “Bridge to Haven” by Francine Rivers “The Collector” by Nora Roberts “Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover” by Ann B. Ross “Keep Quiet” by Lisa Scottoline “Harbor of the Heart” by Katherine Spencer “The King” by JR Ward “Cauldron of Ghosts” by David Weber “Carnal Curiosity” by Stuart Woods

Wanna bet? Anyone want to bet whether the old tire that was abandoned at the intersection of Garfield and Third Street will still be leaning against that utility pole after this week’s Spring Cleanup Day?

They say it’s your birthday Folks celebrating their birthday this week include: Leslie Emerson and James Surls (April 19); and Jack Bergstrom (April 20).

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C’dale fire district expands defibrillator placement ird Street Center most recent location By Lynn Burton Sopris Sun Staff Writer Picture this. You and a friend are strolling down Concourse B at Denver International Airport on a slow Thursday evening when a middle-aged German tourist named Hans falls over right in front of you – and he’s not breathing. You and your friend do not panic. Instead, your friend rushes to grab the automated external defibrillator (AED) on the wall next to a restroom while you start hands-only CPR. Within a few minutes the two of you have literally shocked Hans’s heart back to life before paramedics arrive to speed him to the nearest hospital. It’s doubtful that you and your friend give each other high-fives because this is the first time you’ve used the AED training provided by the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District and you’re a bit shaken up. “You can use your training anywhere there’s an AED,” Carbondale Fire District Ambulance Co-coordinator Jake Spaulding told The Sopris Sun. “ … Marble, New York, Denver … . There are different manufacturers but they all operate the same. The training is universal.” Spaulding himself was just coming off an AED training session for tenants at the Third Street Center, which recently received one of the backpack-sized devices. In the past few years, the fire district has also placed AEDs at the Hub in Marble, Redstone Inn, River Valley Ranch Clubhouse, Roaring Fork High School, Aspen Glen, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, the swimming pool and recreation center. Police cars are also equipped with them.

The recent hour-long AED training at the Third Street Center attracted about eight tenants who practiced chest compressions on dummy torsos and working the AED. Actually, there isn’t much working to do with the AED. “The (recorded) prompts tell you everything to do,” Spaulding said. One of the most important points to remember: You cannot accidently injure anyone with the AED because it monitors the victim’s heart and knows what do to. Earlier this week, Spaulding reviewed for the Sun the basic steps required to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. The process starts when someone collapses and the responder determines the victim is unresponsive. Next, the responder will instruct others to call 911. After that, the responder starts CPR by placing one hand over the other and forcefully pushing in the upper part of the chest about two inches. The pushing pumps blood from the heart to the brain so in effect, the heart is beating manually. Next up, the AED itself. As soon as someone opens the AED, a recording starts instructing the operators what do to, based on readings it receives from the victim. The first round of resuscitation ends when two “pads” are stuck to the victim’s chest. The AED literally tells everyone “stand back” then administers an electrical shock to restart the heart. If the first shock does not produce the desired effect, the AED tells the operators to return to CPR for two minutes, at which time the AED will once again say “stand back” then administer another shock. Spaulding said the fire district has plans to place more AEDs at public buildings. Elsewhere across the U.S., their use is spreading. “In the future these AEDs will be a common as fire extinguishers,” said Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach. “When my grandkids are grown, AEDs will be installed all over the place.”

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Lorraine Lu, Roaring Fork High School’s #1 singles player, returns a volley in a recent match on her home court. The team travels to Aspen on April 18 and then to the Delta tournament. Photo by Gregg Adams Photography

Wilderness Workshop Director Sloan Shoemaker during a statewide broadcast in a KDNK production studio on Sunday. As part of the ongoing “Connecting the Drops” series on water, Shoemaker was one of three on-air panelists brought together by Rocky Mountain Community Radio Stations to discuss the impact of energy development on water. Photo by Lynn Burton

Biodegradable balloons away at Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Saturday. Each balloon’s string held a literary quote. The airlift was part of the school’s dedication ceremonies for it’s new library/learning center. Brisk winds quickly blew the balloons north across Highway 82, Red Hill and beyond. Photo by Lynn Burton 8 • THE SOPRIS SUN • • APRIL 17, 2014

Letters continued om page 2 Keep speaking out Dear Editor: A little over a year ago, some 400 citizens hailing from Rifle to Aspen gathered in Carbondale and spoke with one voice: Protect the Thompson Divide. Ranchers, sportsmen, conservationists, students and recreationalists all spoke of their passion for the divide, and of its importance to the economic vitality of our region. While many also acknowledged the importance of natural gas, there was consensus on a simple point: there are right places to drill, and wrong places to drill. The citizens gathered in Carbondale that night made clear that they share Gov. Hickenlooper’s view that the Thompson Divide is a “Colorado Crown Jewel” and that drilling there would be a terrible mistake. We know the commitment on display that night — people overflowing from town hall into the night air, willing to wait in the cold for a chance to be heard — has not flagged one bit. Indeed, the community’s dedication to this cause is visible to us every day in the “Unified for Thompson Divide” signs that grace so many local businesses, lawns and fields. As local elected officials, we’ve heard you loud and clear, and our jurisdictions have done everything we can to make the community’s vision for this pristine area a reality. But local government is not in the driver’s seat when it comes to the Thompson Divide, federal Bureau of Land Management is. BLM officials were there in Carbondale last year, and they heard your calls for protecting the Thompson Divide too. And while they have taken a cautious approach to this issue —missing, in our view, a clear opportunity to simply let existing oil and gas leases in the Divide expire last year — they have agreed with us on a crucial point: the leases in the Thompson Divide were issued illegally and are therefore subject to cancellation. Let us say that again. BLM agrees that the existing leases in the Thompson Divide were issued illegally and that it, BLM, has the power to cancel them. Now it’s up to you, the public, to determine if BLM will do so. BLM was scheduled to hold public meetings on Thompson Divide in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale April 15 and April 16 respectively, and at the Pitkin County Library in Aspen from 3 to 6 p.m. on April 17. Over the last several years, local communities across Colorado have risen up and convinced BLM to withdraw proposals to lease oil and gas in their areas. That time has now come for the Roaring Fork Valley. We have every reason to believe that BLM is serious when it says it will take a hard look at cancelling these leases. But for that to happen, our communities will have to turn out like they never have before. This month we had or have three chances to show BLM that the spirit so forcefully evident in Carbondale a year ago is here to stay. Let’s make sure we succeed. Leo McKinney, Mayor City of Glenwood Springs Rob Ittner, Chair Pitkin County BOCC Stacey Bernot, Mayor Town of Carbondale

St. Pat’s thanks Dear Editor: A big Thank You goes out to everyone that helped make this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration a success! Without the help of the American Legion Auxiliary members, the Sons of the American Legion, the Carbondale Police Department and the Zingers we couldn’t pull it off. Although the parade was smaller than usual this year, fun was had by all that watched and participated. A special thank you goes to Colleen Weinfurter and crew for cooking up the yummy corned beef feast! Call 963-2381 for information about next year’s parade and activities. Thank you, and see you next year! Amy Skinner President American Legion Post 100 Auxiliary Carbondale


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Community Calendar THURS.-FRI. April. 17-18 COMEDY • The April Clark Show returns to Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale with two nights of comedy fun, featuring comic and columnist April Clark, her right-hand woman Ananda Banc, live music by the all-female band The G-Strings, local stand-up comedy by Beth Brandon, plus special guest Katrina Byars, songs, skits and more. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Info: 963-3304.

THURSDAY April 17 GROUP RUNS RETURN • Independence Run & Hike’s Thursday night group run has returned. Meet at the store on Highway 133 at 6:30 p.m. for a three-to-four mile beer run. There’s also a Saturday run that heads out from the store at 8:30 a.m. and is a 5-10 miler on a different route each week. Info: 704-0909. ARTIST BEAT • This month’s CCAH Artist Beat is an artiful dreaming workshop with Wewer Keohane at the Third Street Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Keohane, who has written a book titled “Artful Dreaming,” will guide participatns in illustrating their dreams through collage and drawing, then in private help interpret their dreams. Info: 963-1680. TEENS AND POT • A panel discussion titled “Marijuana and the Teen Brain” is held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carbondale Middle School. ROTARY • The Mt. Sopris Rotary meets at Mi Casita at noon every Thursday.

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DANCE • Dance Initiative presents the Spectrum Dance Collection at 7:30 p.m. at Thun-

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APRIL 18 7:30 – 9 PM $9 Join us as we journey into the heart of movement with a fusion of live dance, drums and sound.

Sacred Sunday

To list your event, email information to Deadline is noon on Monday. Events take place in Carbondale unless noted. For up-to-the-minute valley-wide event listings, check out the Community Calendar online at View events online at

der River Theatre. The performance features 23 dancers from Aspen to Rifle and styles include contemporary ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, clogging and tap. Info and reservations: or 963-8681. TRAIL WORK • The Red Hill Council, in conjuction with the BLM, holds volunteer work days from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Info:

SATURDAY April 19 CARBONDALE CLEANS UP • Carbondale’s Spring Cleanup Day takes place at Fourth and Colorado from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info:

SUNDAY April 20

FRIDAY April 18

MOVIES • The Crystal Theatre presents “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (R) 7:30 p.m. Apr. 21-24 additional showings Apr. 18-19 at 5:15 p.m. and 2 p.m. (captioned) on Apr. 20. JAZZ • Jazz Aspen Snowmass presents its 2014 JAS Student Showcase at PAC3 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The program includes the Roaring Fork High School Septet and Carbondale Middle School Flex Jazz Band. Info: 920-4996. LIVEWELL • LiveWell Garfield County and Health Links host a training seminar at town hall from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

OVEN FIRES UP • The Carbondale Community Oven at the Third Street Center fires up at noon to kick off the 2014 season. ATTENTION MOMS • Final sittings for The Sopris Sun’s annual Mother’s Day cover are April 19-20. Info: 379-4581 or WALDORF BENEFIT • Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork presents Hands Heart & Soul, its annual benefit event celebrating the legacy of Waldorf education. The hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. The campus is located on the Highway 82 frontage road, just upvalley from Catherine Store. Raffle prizes include a surf trip to Costa Rica. Info: 963-1960.

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.

This Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10 a.m.

Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist (TRUU) @ Third Street Center

6:30 – 8 PM

Kirtan with Gayan and Laura. Children Welcome!

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J im m y B y rn e Youth Program Minister

KDNK MEETS • The KDNK board of directors holds its monthly meeting at the station (76 S. Second St.) at 5:30 p.m. Info: 963-0139.

TUESDAY April 22 TWO-STEP TUESDAY • The Roaring Fork Social Dancers present Two-Step Tuesdays from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. at the Third Street Center. Admission is $7 and partners or experience are not necessary. Info: CALENDAR page 11


Saturday, April 19th, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. At 4th St. and Colorado Ave. Most household items and yard waste will be accepted. Cost for Carbondale residents: $10 per pick-up load or $20 for a large load Out of Town residents: $25 per pick-up load or $35 for a large load Car tires are $8 each or $11 for larger tires. All rims must be removed.

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EASTER SERVICE • Carbondale Community United Methodist Church holds Easter services at 8 a.m., a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m., service with special music at 10:30 a.m. and an Easter egg hunt after that. Info: 963-4461.

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APRIL 20 Suggested donation $15

DAVI NIKENT • Claire O’Leary presents “Profound Journaling: Release Your Story and Feel More Joy” from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Third Street Center. Info: 303-525-6893. EGG DECORATING • Olivia Pevec teaches Ukranian egg decorating at Sustainable Settings from 1 to 4 p.m. To register, call 963-6107.

THEATRE • Colorado Rocky Mountain School presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mouse Trap” in the barn at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids at the door.

FLY FISHING • Costa and Trout Unlimited present the 2014 “Fly Fishing Film Tour” at the Carbondale Recreation Cener. Tickets are $15, which includes the films, food from Mi Casita and a cash bar. Tickets are available at Carbondale fly shops, the recreation center and

MEDITATION RETREAT • Mindful Life holds a one-day meditation retreat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carbondale Community School in Satank. Donations will be accepted. Info: 970-633-0163.

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Community Calendar GARDEN MEETING • Good Seeds Community Garden at the Orchard holds a membership meeting at 110 Snowmass Drive at 6 p.m. Plots start at $25. Info: OPEN HOUSE • Kids First holds an open house at Growing Years in Basalt at 10 a.m. Info: 920-5370.

WEDNESDAY April 23 CCC • The Carbondale Culture Club presents singer/songwriter Frank Martin (of Let them Roar) at the Third Street Center at noon. Admission is free. ROTARY • The Rotary Club of Carbondale presents Scott Eden (InterMountain Waste & Recycling), who will talk about “myths


MINDFULNESS GROUP • The Mindfulness Group is a casual gathering that supports meditation and mindful practice, and builds a community to connect with it. Each evening begins with a meditation, followed by a group dialogue to share experiences in living a mindful life. Donations are accepted. The weekly group meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 1154 Highway 133 (next to the Blend). Info: 970-633-0163, or LINX • The Linx Networking group meets each Tuesdays at 7 a.m. in the Aspen-Sotheby’s real estate office on Midland Avenue in Basalt. Info: Keith Edquist at 928-8428. VAUDEVILLE RETURNS • Glenwood Vaudeville Review returns with a spring show on Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30

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and facts” of recycling. On April 30, it’s Anika Klemmer (the Rotary’s exchange student from Germany). Info: LIVE MUSIC • Rivers restaurant in Glenwood hosts open mic nights with Dan Rosenthal from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays. Info: 928-8813. EARTH DAY • Students at Crystal River Elementary School invite the community to attend their annual Earth Day Celebration at the Orchard church starting at 6:30 p.m. Info: 384-5637. SENIOR MATTERS • Senior Matters Book Club will meet at the Carbondale Library at 4 p.m. and will be discussing “The Double Bind” by Chris Bohjalian.

p.m. There’s a full bar and pub style menu from Juicy Lucy’s, Daily Bread and 19th Street Diner. Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $16 for kids (show only). Reservations at 9459699 or WYLY • The Wyly Community Art Center presents “My Favorites,” an exhibition of watercolors by Laurie McBride, through April 24. Info: CCAH • The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities continues “Dream On: When the subconscious takes on art” at its R2 Gallery at 6 p.m. The show features John Cohorst, Brian Colley, Lisa Ellena, Deborah Jones, Wewer Keohane, Frank Norwood, Johanna Mueller and Philip Hone Williams, and is curated by Colley. Info: 963-1680.




April 19-20 • 1-6 p.m. Third Street Center, Carbondale FINAL WEEKEND

Portraits of moms and their babies born within the past year or children adopted since last Mother’s Day will be featured in The Sopris Sun’s traditional Mother’s Day edition on May 8.

To schedule your photo session contact Mark Burrows 970-379-4581

Further Out THURS.-SUN. April 24-27 5POINT • The 5Point Film Festival takes place at the Carbondale Recreation Center. Dozens of outdoor-oriented films. Info:

THURSDAY April 24 DAVI NIKENT • Swami Kenananda presents a meditation and satsang program from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Third Street Center. It’s free. Info:

FRIDAY April 25 BENEFIT • Davi Nikent is organizing a benefit for Kevin Badalian that will include yoga and vibrational healing in the Third Street

CLAY CENTER • “Pairings” continues at the Carbodale Clay Center. Info: 963-CLAY. MAIN STREET GALLERY • Main Street Gallery and the Framer presents new outdoor/wildlife paintings from nationally-known artist Daniel Loge. Info:

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Center at 6:30 p.m. The donation is $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

SATURDAY April 26 THE 11TH STEP • The Mindfulness in Recovery 11th Step retreat takes place at Carbondale Community School in Satank. The fee is $50; scholarships are available. Info: 970633-0163.

THURSDAY May 15 MLP • The five-week Mindful Life program course is held at the Third Street Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 15, 22, 29 and June 5, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 7. The fee is $250. Info: 970-633-0163.

AAM • The Aspen Art Museum presents “Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two” through May 18. The show is the first museum show for the New York-based painter and spans the years 1995 to the present. It’s organized the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and was presented there last year. Admission is free. Info: 925-8050.

POSTER ENTRIES ALMOST DUE • The deadline to enter the Mountain Fair poster contest is April 24. The theme is “Wild at Heart: Celebrating our people, town and wilderness.” The winner receives $500. For details, go to or call 963-1680. BURLESQUE AUDITIONS SLATED • Auditions for the 2014 Viva la Woman burlesque show are April 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your music and dress for your act. The show is slated for July 11-12. For details, call 970-274-4495.


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Community Briefs

Please submit your community briefs to by noon on Monday. Lefebvre present “Master 4 Listening Styles” at the Lappala Center on Colorado Avenue at 5 p.m. on April 24. Participants will explore ways to create stronger relationships through the power of listening. There is no charge and no need to RSVP. For details, call 963-2172.

Disabilities council talks housing The Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council presents the forum “Affordable Housing: Options and Resources for People with Disabilities” at the Third Street Center from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on April 25. Lunch will be provided by Valley Housing for All and Extreme Sports Camp. Principle speakers will be Lori Rosendahl (Grand Junction Housing Authority CEO) and Chris Roe (staff member at the Colorado Division on Housing). “Originally presented in Denver last December, the response was very positive,” said a press release. “The council decided that communities removed from the Front Range should have the same opportunities to hear that discussion.” RSVP to local Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council members Katie Grange (, Corey Mineo ( or Lionel Llewellyn (

Red Hill trail needs help The Red Hill Council, in conjunction with the BLM, holds volunteer work days from noon to 5 p.m. on April 18, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 19. You don’t have to work the entire day. Bring everything but your dog: water, snacks, lunch, gloves, sturdy shoes, long pants, sunscreen and hat. Meet at the Red Hill parking lot at the intersection of Highway 133 and County Road 107. Info: or check out the Friends of Red Hill Facebook page. Other work days are slated for May 3 and May 24.

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass presents its 2014 JAS Student Showcase at PAC3 at 7 p.m. on April 18. Admission is free. Bands include the Carbondale Middle School Flex Band and Roaring Fork High School Septet. Courtesy photo

Volunteers clean up on the ’Pan

Andy Zanca radio camp coming

The Roaring Fork Conservancy’s 16th annual Fryingpan River cleanup day is April 26. There’ll prizes for Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful and Most Unusual. Breakfast is served before the day begins. Meet at Lions Park in Basalt at 8:30 a.m. For details, call 927-1290.

This year’s Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment radio summer camp takes place June 16-20. The camp is geared for kids 10-14 years old. The experience will include: • Hosting and engineering two radio shows on KDNK; • Exploring music from a variety of genres; • Conducting interviews; • Participating in on-air discussions with active listening and thoughtful responses; • Producing a public service announcement. Applications are available at For details, call Stacy Stein at 963-0139 ext. 7, or e-mail her at

Need some retirement tips? Senior Matters presents a retirement planning workshop at the Third Street Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 29. Featured speakers will be Jeff Cheney (attorney), Amy Fetterhoff (financial advisor), Linda McKinley (certified mortgage planner) and Michelle Lefebvre (professional empowerment coach). There is no charge. To RSVP, call Gwen at 928-0585.

What? Colorado Mountain College and Michelle

Mobettah Mulford Composting Co. at 2340 County Road 100 is now accepting clean, organic yard waste at no cost. Mobettah is located near the Catherine Store bridge. For details, call 379-3307.

Alpine opens LoDo branch Alpine Bank, which got its start in Carbondale, has opened a branch in Denver’s LoDo part of town. The exact address is 1777 Wynkoop St. so drop in and see if there’s anyone you know next time you’re there.

How to build your boards JVA Consulting and HighLife Unlimited present the workshop “Transform Your Organizational Culture” at the Third Street Center form 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 2. For details, call 963-9182.

RSVP holds Smart Drive program RSVP presents a Smart Drive program at the Glenwood Springs library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 10. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. For details, call 384-8747.

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District will be holding a mail ballot ELECTION ON MAY 6, 2014. Ballots will be mailed to eligible electors between April 14 and April 21. Mail ballots can be returned through the mail or dropped off at Carbondale Fire District Headquarters, 301 Meadowood Drive, Carbondale, CO, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Replacement ballots can be obtained at the same address. The Elections Office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, May 6th. Jenny Cutright, Designated Election Official (970) 963-2491

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Corn-ďŹ lled bags were ying at the ďŹ rst annual doubles cornhole tournament, sponsored by Roaring Fork Beer Company and Peppino’s pizza, at the Carbondale Recreation Center on April 12. The game, which is similar to horseshoes or a bean-bag toss, was ďŹ rst introduced in Carbondale last Oktoberfest and is gaining popularity, possibly due to the fact that beer and pizza are often involved. The winners at last Saturday’s tournament were: ďŹ rst place, Basaltians (Ralph Smalley and Wilbur); second place, The Empire (Jordan Williams and Bill Kirkland); third place, The Rebel Alliance (Dan McClain and Conrad Scoville). Proceeds from the tournament went for summer recreation program scholarships. Photo by Lynn Burton


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RF Outdoor Volunteers gear up for 19th season Sopris Sun Staff Report Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) is gearing up for its 19th summer season and has several trail and conservation projects on its 2014 schedule. The group is also looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help improve, maintain and restore the valley’s spectacular trail system and public lands, according to a press release. “Every year hundreds of individual volunteers as well as many organizations and company employees spend thousands of hours helping to make many of our favorite trails more enjoyable for hiking and riding,” said David Hamilton, executive director of RFOV. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers’ evening projects are popular with busy folks who can’t seem to find the time to volunteer on weekends. These projects run from 4 p.m. until dusk (including dinner) but feel free to show up any time after 4 p.m. Every Thursday night in May, RFOV will be working in Glenwood Springs to add two-thirds of a mile of new trail connecting the main Wulfsohn Trail to the Upper Loop Trail. On Tuesday nights in July RFOV will be in Aspen, working to improve the trail system in the Hunter Creek Valley. Full-day projects are the meat and potatoes at RFOV and this year is no exception, with four Saturday projects throughout the valley. Each of these projects start at 8:30 a.m. and finish with a celebratory dinner at around 4:30 p.m. The full-day schedule is as follows: • May 18 – Volunteers will help to re-

construct and improve the trail that runs along one of the more scenic stretches of the Crystal River in Carbondale. • June 7 – It’s National Trails Day and RFOV will be celebrating with a familyfriendly project at the Linwood Cemetery (Doc Holliday’s Grave) in Glenwood Springs,

“Every year hundreds of individual volunteers as well as many organizations and company employees spend thousands of hours helping to make many of our favorite trails more enjoyable for hiking and riding.” David Hamilton Executive director of RFOV with special activities for the kids. • June 21 – A work day is slated for the Maroon Lake Trails that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act. • July 22 – In New Castle, RFOV will rebuild a one-third mile section of the Elk Creek Trail that was damaged by flooding in 2011. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is also offering the opportunity to volunteer on multi-day projects, running from Friday night through Sunday (all meals included). Those projects include: • Aug. 22-24 – Families are invited to help restore wetlands on Crooked Creek off the Thomasville/Eagle Road in the Frying Pan watershed. There’ll be special kid’s activities.

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tive. Crews will be working on Capitol Peak on July 3-6 to improve the route above the lake; on August 7-10 crews will head to North Maroon Peak to work on the stream crossing at Minnie Haha Creek. Camping for both of these projects is accessible by backpack. To register for these projects, follow the link at In addition to the public project schedule, RFOV also offers opportunities for groups, organizations and businesses to set up customized work-days for eight people or more. “These group work days offer a great opportunity for team building while making a positive difference on public lands,” Hamilton said. Groups can pick their own projects or

RFOV has a list to choose from. Last summer, 17 groups worked on numerous trails, extending the range of RFOV’s impact in improving trails throughout the valley. The Youth Program offers school-aged kids the chance to experience the effects of volunteering. More than 1,300 young volunteers participated in the Youth Program last year, making a significant contribution to the stewardship of public lands. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers also needs folks to become volunteer crew leaders. They are asked to attend a two-day training program emphasizing leadership skills and trail construction techniques on May 34 in Glenwood Springs or July 19-20 in Aspen. For details, go to And if you don’t feel like picking up a shovel or swinging a Pulaski, here are plenty of other volunteer opportunities with RFOV that aren’t nearly as strenuous, including the Ambassadors Program or office help in Basalt. “With so many different offerings, RFOV hopes every citizen who appreciates the recreational opportunities on and natural beauty of our public lands in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys will volunteer for one or more projects this year,” Hamilton said. Based in Basalt, RFOV is dedicated to promoting volunteer stewardship of public lands by completing sustainable trails and long-lasting conservation projects. The group has helped land managers and other organizations create and maintain dozens of trails and natural areas since 1995.

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Spectrum Dance Collection returns for fih year Sopris Sun Staff Report Dance Initiative presents the Spectrum Dance Collection at Thunder River Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on April 18-19. For the fifth consecutive year, Dance Initiative is bringing in dance teachers and advanced students from Aspen to Rifle to perform original choreography in genres and include contemporary ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, clogging and tap. “The opportunity to perform works of their choice is meant to challenge the dancers to develop their dance techniques and choreography, but most of all to provide an entertaining and fun experience, both for the audience and the performers,” said Dance Initiative founder Peter Gilbert. “The show may be a tradition but every dance is new each year.” Carbondale is well represented with Jeni Ptacek of the Crystal River Ballet School doing a contemporary dance to the sounds of “Fascinating Rhythm” by George Gershwin. Deborah Colley and Brianne Jones from Carbondale’s new dance company, CoMo-

tion, will be joined by Chloe Burton to perform a structured improvisational work. Dance Initiative was founded in 2009 to support dance, dancers, teachers of dance and choreographers. Gilbert said providing a venue and opportunity for local dancers to create and perform continues to be an important mission of the organization. Participants in the Spectrum Dance Collection are eligible to apply for a $1,000 grant to attend an intensive dance program of their choice in order to continue their development. The recipient must share the experience by offering workshops, instruction and performing here in Carbondale upon completion of the program. Dance Initiative also produces the annual Spectrum Dance Festival. “More than 70 different dancers have participated in one or more Spectrum Dance Collections, a testament to the depth of talent in our community,” Gilbert said. For more information about the event and to reserve tickets, visit, e-mail or call 963-8681.

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ovens seen all over the world, going back hundreds of years. The first loaves will go in at around 1 p.m., when the oven reaches optimum temperature. Later in the afternoon, pizzas will be created and baked on the spot. “Community ovens have been around for hundreds of years, going back to ancient Turkey and Pompeii. They offer a way for people to get together, save on fuel, talk about food and just have fun,” said Linda Criswell, one of the oven’s founders. The Carbondale Community Oven, one of the first true public ovens in the United States, has achieved recognition on many fronts, even hosting tourists who planned their vacations around a lesson in baking the Carbondale wood oven way. Its programs have even inspired a handful of area ranchers to re-introduce wheat locally, and last year



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the oven folks raised more than $2,500 to purchase a commercial-grade electric mill to grind it. The Carbondale Community Oven was featured in the book “Uprisings: A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution” and is expected to be featured in Sunset magazine in the near future. Carbondale’s oven crew has also been called upon to assist other communities in building and baking in their own community ovens. Want to know more? The Carbondale Community Oven can be found on Facebook or Googled. First-time wood-oven bakers may find tips and suggestions on the sites for preparing their dough for baking. Regular bakes and festivities are planned for 2014 and a grain grinding demonstration using the new mill will take place in Sopris Park on Dandelion Day (May 10).

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Environmental board om page 1 1997 included in its Core Values: the protection of wetlands, providing trails for alternate transportation, and promoting recycling. On January 27, 1998 the B.O.T. passed a resolution creating an official Environmental Board. Its purpose was to “provide analysis and recommendation to the Town Board of Trustees regarding environmental issues” including pollution, water and air quality, use of pesticides and herbicides, transportation, and waste disposal. As a symbol of the town’s commitment to going green, Mayor Randy Vanderhurst declared the dandelion the official Town Flower. That Spring, the “E-board” held the first Dandelion Day in Sopris Park, to celebrate a new attitude toward weed control and the environment in general. People in attendance were encouraged to help rid the park of dandelions by digging them out, while Doc Philip promoted the health benefits of the plant. Philip’s research led him to the conclusion that the dandelion, which was grown as a vegetable by Europeans and early Americans, is actually the most nutritious plant on earth. Even better than kale! In 2001, after extensive research and deliberation, the E-board gave the Parks and Recreation Department a proposal to control weeds organically. The plan included improving the health of the soil, reseeding with less vulnerable grass species, practicing proper irrigation and mowing, and using natural methods such as manual elimination, vinegar sprays and bio-controls. While the P&R Department began adopting these organic lawn-care methods and phasing out herbicides, the Environmental Board continued working to meet the T.O.C.’s ecological goals. Committees were formed to address specific areas. The Waste Diversion committee deals with recy-

cling, composting, and waste hauler issues; Conservation Biology is concerned with decreasing land, air, and water pollution; the Energy group looks into ways to reduce the town’s energy use and convert to renewable sources; the Outreach and Education committee teaches the public about environmental issues and sponsors Dandelion Day, the annual sustainability festival now in its sixteenth year. In addition to changing the Town’s approach to weed control, the E-board’s past accomplishments include starting the town’s Household Hazardous Waste collection day, contributing to the ordinances on light pollution and wood-burning stoves, helping to draft the town’s Energy Code and getting the City Market plastic bag ban on the ballot. According to the T.O.C.’s mandate on advisory boards, the Environmental Board can have up to twelve members, with no less than seven full members and two alternates, each serving a two-year term. Three members may live outside of town. The board also includes liaison positions from the B.O.T. and the Town, which are being filled by Allyn Harvey and Larry Ballenger. Currently the E-board is looking to replenish their ranks with people who care about Carbondale and are passionate about preserving the planet. Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to contact the Town of Carbondale for an application. The board meets on the third Monday of every month at Town Hall and is open to public attendance. If you want to present an idea or concern, you can get on the agenda by contacting As the role of the Environmental Board has grown, so has their outreach to the community. Last year the board invested in a monthly Sustainability Page in the Sopris Sun, which they renewed again this year. Dandelion Day no longer includes digging weeds out of Sopris Park, but


People in attendance were encouraged to help rid the park of dandelions by digging them out, while Doc Philip promoted the health benefits of the plant. the festival has become even more focused on teaching environmental awareness and sustainability. In addition to the usual booths selling crafts, clothing, and food, environmental and social non-profits will offer information on living in harmony with nature and each other. Educational workshops include topics on gardening, natural health care, and worm farming. This year’s festival is scheduled for May 10 and more information can be found at While Dandelion Day may be the most visible aspect of the Town of Carbondale’s commitment to sustainability, it’s what you don’t see that matters most. Thanks to the Environmental Board, what you don’t see is our town parks and playgrounds being sprayed with toxic chemicals.

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The next E-board meeting is April 21 Earth Day is April 22 Dandelion Day is May 10

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When: Saturday, April 26 Where: Basalt Town Hall on Midland Spur Time: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The Town is collaborating with E-waste Recyclers of Colorado for our e-waste event and Alpine Bank who is offering document shredding in Basalt Center Circle. The Wyly Arts Center will be displaying works of art made from electronic waste in Lions Park.


The Basalt Police Department will be collecting Prescription Drugs. The Roaring Fork Conservancy is having their river cleanup from 7am- 9:30am

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VISIT BASALT & EL JEBEL At the confluence of Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers

Kids First comes to Growing Years in Basalt Sopris Sun Staff Report Kids First celebrates the Month of the Young Child with a variety of events in April and May, according to a press release. The benefits of early childhood learning will be showcased at several childcare centers in Pitkin County from Basalt to Aspen. The open houses will give parents an opportunity to visit with teachers, staff and alumni, and during the day, observe children in the learning environments. The open house schedule is as follows: April 21 – 9:30 a.m., Early Childhood Center in Woody Creek; April 22 – 10 a.m., Growing Years in Basalt; April 24 – 5 to 6 p.m., Aspen Mountain Tots in Aspen and Wildwood in Aspen. “Research has shown us that children attending the highest quality childcare have better language and math skills, are better able to think and pay attention in class and get along better with other children,” said Shirley Ritter, Kids First Executive Director. “We are devoted to helping families make informed choices about choosing childcare and to supporting the great childcare choices we have in our valley.” Ritter said the Kids First Mission is: To promote the availability of quality, affordable early childhood care and to provide education and access to childcare information and resources. We provide guidance to parents to local childcare providers, as well as information on the availability of childcare subsidies. The Kids First financial assistance program is funded through a .45 percent city of Aspen sales tax. Qualified families can receive financial aid for any child age 5 or

under that attends licensed child care in Pitkin County. May 1 is the deadline for financial aid applications. To qualify for financial aid, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must: 1. Live or work in the Aspen urban growth boundary; 2. Be working during childcare hours on the days they receive assistance; 3. Use licensed childcare in Pitkin County. Financial aid is based on the parent’s ability to pay (much like financial aid for higher education), including factors such as annual gross income, number of children using child care, number of days they attend childcare and annual cost of that care. More than 40 years of research has indicated that children who receive high-quality childcare: 1. Demonstrate greater social skills throughout education; 2. Excel in reading and math: 3. Have better school attendance records; 4. Are more motivated to learn and have a higher commitment to school; 5. Are more likely to graduate from high school and pursue a post-secondary education or training; 6. Exhibit a lower rate of unemployment; 7. Have the potential to have higher earnings over their lifetime. In related Kids First news, on May 29 the annual children’s parade sets out from in front of Boogies Diner at 10 a.m. For more information on Kids First, contact Shirley Ritter at 920-5370.

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, meet in an informal setting with Basalt Mayor Jacque Whitsitt for coffee and a chat.

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We have some fun activities for youth through adult. You can check it out online, pick your copy up at Basalt Town Hall, or we would be happy to drop one in the mail for you.

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This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts, make comments and catch up on what’s happening in Basalt. All issues and topics welcome.

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Xavier and Kiki Roeser (left and right) did a little downtown busking at the April 4 First Friday as friends looked on. Coming up at First Friday on May 2: the lulubelle fashion show, a family block party on Third Street across from the Village Smithy, activities for kids at the recreation center including arts/crafts with the Children’s Rocky Mountain School, and pet adoptions from CARE. Photo by Lynn Burton


NOTICE: This Ordinance was introduced, read, and adopted at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Carbondale, Colorado, on April 8, 2014.

This Ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days after publication of this notice. The full text of said Ordinance is available to the public at or at the office of the Town Clerk, 511 Colorado Avenue, Carbondale, Colorado, during normal business hours. THE TOWN OF CARBONDALE _________________________ By: s/s Stacey Bernot, Mayor

ATTEST: __________________________ s/s Cathy Derby, Town Clerk

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